Overdue notices are sent as a courtesy to all library users. However, non-receipt of an overdue notice does not exempt a borrower from applicable fines or billings. To avoid overdue notices, fines, and bills please renew your materials before the due date for each item or return an item by the recall due date if the item has been requested by the Library.
Daily overdue fines are assessed for the following types of materials:
All items that are not returned or renewed within 30 days following the due date are assigned an "Assumed Lost" status and the borrower will be billed for the average replacement cost for books in the subject area, usually a minimum of $50.00. The Library may assess a higher replacement cost in special instances. The replacement amount will be credited back to the borrower if the overdue item is returned in good condition.
Library fines should be paid at Student Accounts, at 607 W. Dry Grove Street. If you have a question about a bill, consult the staff of the Library Billing Office at (309) 438-5892.
If you are a student, unpaid library bills may prevent your registration for classes, receiving your diploma, or requests for transcripts. Please pay your library bills promptly.
ISU patrons borrowers are subject to the loan and fine policies of the institution from which they have borrowed the material. All Illinois State University faculty, graduate students, staff, and undergraduates may be charged overdue fines, processing fees, and lost book charges by the lending library for failure to return or renew material by the due date.
As a member of the I-Share Library Consortium, Milner Library adheres to the I-Share Library Resource Sharing Code . This code obligates us to assist the lending library in securing the return of both overdue materials and the fines and/or processing fees associated with late renewals or returns. Lending libraries may request that we block the borrowing privileges of Illinois State patrons who fail to return or renew materials when due, who fail to return recalled material promptly, or who do not pay invoices received for overdue fines, billing fees, or lost book charges promptly. It is the policy of Milner Library to notify the patron in question that a problem exists and to block the patron's borrowing privileges if the problem is not resolved within 2 weeks.